Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie, The

This gristmill was constructed in 1830 by John Baird, a Scottish pioneer. In 1930 it was restored by Robert Tait McKenzie (1867-1938), the prominent Canadian surgeon, physical educator, and sculptor, as his summer home and studio. Born in Lanark County, McKenzie graduated from McGill, and taught there and at the University of Pennsylvania. He served with the R.A.M.C. in the War of 1914-18 and instituted a plan for the rehabilitation of the wounded. McKenzie is noted for his sculpture of athletes and war memorials, including the Scottish-American War Memorial in Edinburgh.


At the mill on the Indian River, on the 8th Line of Ramsay Township, about 6.5 km northwest of Almonte

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Lanark

Municipality: Town of Mississippi Mills